Coteaux De L'aubance, Anjou Saumur

Moulin Touchais

Coteaux du Layon Chenin Blanc 1985

Mon dieu. Although tested after midnight on midsummer’s eve alongside a Sauterne, this wine is so fresh and vibrant, deep dark dried fruits spiced up with some younger unripe ones, and honey, wax, and marmelade. — a month ago

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Domaine de la Bergerie

Le Clos de la Girardiere Coteaux du Layon Rablay Chenin Blanc 2011

A stunning deep gold color, viscous and oily in the glass.

Nose has honeycomb, sliced almonds, baked pear, dried peach, oxidized yellow apple peel and dried citrus peel.

Palate has peach jam reduction, wildflower honey, candied orange, ripe apricot, over-ripe peach with a full, round mouthfeel. Mild acidity with pleasant sweetness.

Chenin Blanc oh how I love thee! This is in a great spot today, but would expect it to hold through 2025-31 at this stage, in proper storage. Decanted 4H, yet continuing to unfold.
— 6 months ago

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Domaine de Juchepie

La Quintessence Chenin Blanc 1994

It is mind blowing how chenin Blanc has the potential to produce such long lasting fresh wines. Full bodied, apricot which is mouth filling and unctuous yet does not overpower you and stays fresh making you go for the next glass. Magnificent bottle from “den Eddy”. — 6 months ago

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Château Pierre-Bise

Coteaux du Layon Chaume 1er Cru Chenin Blanc 2007

Vintage 2007 | My goodness. Chaume is such a privileged location. And happily... one that a lot of people do not know yet. Claude Papin is a top winegrower. Mahony colour. Deep mahony. A smell with figs and honey. Lavendel honey. Awesome balanced taste. A Chenin Blanc that belongs to the top of the world. | Paired with duck liver from Hofstede de Blaak — 7 months ago

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Château Pierre-Bise

Les Rayelles Coteaux du Layon Rochefort-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 1997

Vintage 1997 | awesome refined Chenin Blanc | deep mahony colour. overturned honey jar. I have never had a disappointing Pierre Bise | paired with poached pears in thyme syrup with rosemary cream and walnuts — 4 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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@Timothy Lynch Correct, we enjoyed it hugely


What a treat.

Domaine Richou

Les 3 Demoiselles Coteaux de l'Aubance Chenin Blanc 1997

Vintage 1997 | awesome wine from Chenin Blanc with honey and apricot smell, pure taste with great balance, a real gem. One of the best bottles from the cellar to celebrate my fathers birthday. | paired with bluecheese — 6 months ago

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Happy birthday, Mr vdB!
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@romo 👍 thx

Château Piere-Bise

Les Rouannières Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu Chenin Blanc 2005

Tastes like the best Sauternes we have ever had — 3 months ago

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domaine des bonnes gagnes

'La Butte' Anjou Blanc Moelleux 1997

Vintage 1997 | it is otherworldly how intens and beautiful Chenin Blanc can develop, probably with ethernal life 🤔 this wine has an old good Mahony colour, acaciahoney smell and awesome taste. Anjou, south of Angers, I think the appellation is now Coteaux de l’Aubance. Beautiful acidity to balance the sweet. Love this wine. — 4 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Another fine example of why I should be buying and forgetting about lots of Chenin, and I'm not doing that... 🤦🏼‍♂️
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@Severn Goodwin Cellars always seem too small. The people I know with a wine storage cabinet, always buy a second... and a third 🤷🏻‍♂️

Manoir de la Tete Rouge

Coteaux de Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Smells of ripe Chenin. Browned apple cores and melted cinnamon. A thick, big boy - round and the tiniest bit oily.

Tastes like baked red apples and orange pulp and lemon zest and a little bitter from jasmine tea.

Absurd for the value as is usually the case with these guys.
— 7 months ago

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